Producer and Director, Nyasha Laing
Imogene “Queenie” Kennedy was a contemporary priestess in post-colonial Jamaica who catapulted her African spiritual practice into renown. But after centuries of erasure, what remains of the dance between the living and the dead?
Kumina Queen was released in September 2022 at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and won the Jury Award for Best Sounds Feature at Indie Memphis. See our website for more information on screenings and impact opportunities.
Unbelizeablue (Working Title) Director, Eladio AreveloIn the beautiful Central American country of Belize, a network of women conservation leaders have cultivated a deep love and respect for the ocean. But, with threats to their reef ecosystems looming, they struggle to prove that a small developing country can both provide for its people and protect its globally significant marine treasure. See our Website for more info on how to support.
Side by Side with Victims: An Introduction to ICTJ
International Center for Transitional Justice
Years after conflict, dictatorship, or historical injustice, victims throughout the world are still seeking redress and for their dignity to be affirmed. ICTJ has been standing alongside victims since 2001. We have worked in more than 50 different countries, helping to advance transitional justice, which addresses the causes and consequences of massive human rights violations, and to lay the foundation for peace, justice, and inclusion.
We hope that our new institutional video describes our mission and work in a way that both is accessible to new audiences and further engages our current followers.
Reparations Not Deportations – British Racism & The Windrush Scandal
Britain has been deporting people back to its former colonies at an alarming rate. In recent years, the British state introduced a set of policies intended to create a ‘hostile environment’ for immigrants.
The policies have been called racist for their impact on Britain’s black communities, and have even led to deportations and harassment of the Windrush generation – Caribbeans invited to help rebuild Britain after World War 2, and even their British-born children.
We follow those that have been targeted by Britain’s racist border policies, including a child of the Windrush refused British citizenship, a Jamaican grandmother with British children and grandchildren fighting deportation and, in Jamaica, a young man with a strong British accent, sent back to the country he only knew as a child after serving a short prison sentence.
The story is all the more shocking when put in the context of Britain’s colonization and brutal enslavement of Caribbean people, many of whom today call on Britain to pay reparations for their crimes, and to stop deportations.